Neville Chamberlain

Neville Chamberlain

Arthur Neville Chamberlain [ˈɑːθəˈnɛvɪlˈtʃeɪmbəlɪn] (* 18. March 1869 in Birmingham; † 9. November 1940 in Reading) was a British conservative politician and of the kingdom united from 1937 to 1940 prime ministersGreat Britain and Northern Ireland.


Neville Chamberlain was born 1869 as a son of the English politician Joseph Chamberlain in Edgbaston/Birmingham. From 1890 to 1897 it was Farmer on the Bahamas, starting from 1897 worked it as a manufacturer inBirmingham.

Only it began 1911 with its political activity as a member of the town councillor in Birmingham. It kept this office until 1918. During this time he was from 1915 to 1916 also a mayor von Birmingham. With its choice in the British House of Commonsas a member to the conservative party 1918 its political activity on local level ended. From 1922 to 1923 he was a post office Minister Grossbitanniens, from 1923 to 1931 (with interruptions) ministers of health, from 1923 to 1924 and from 1931 to 1937 Chancellors of the Exchequer and becamefinally from 1937 to 1940 prime ministers.


Chamberlain and Adolf Hitler

Chamberlains foreign policy in the 30's of the twentieth century are generally called Appeasement politics. It looked even for the Annektierung of the Sudetenlandes by the LV dictatorship stillthe communication with the German Reich, in order to prevent a war, began however parallel to rig Great Britain. Only after the invasion of German troops in Prague it changed this attitude and closed deeds of suretyship with Poland, Greece, Romania and Turkey against possible German attacks. At the 3. September 1939, two days after the attack of Germany on Poland, explained the government Chamberlain Germany the war. When a defeat appeared in France, it withdrew. Its successor became Vienna clay/tone Churchill.

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Ramsay MacDonald
1931 - 1935
Stanley Baldwin
1935 - of 1937
British prime ministers successor
vienna clay/tone Churchill
1940 - 1945
Clement Attlee
1945 - of 1951


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